Completed in February of 2011 this is a practical solution to a covering for your car to keep the rain and sun off. 10 ft by 19 ft keeps this under the 200 square foot level that requires a permit in Maui County. Prices will vary depending on site conditions and finishing details, contact us for a quote.
The structure represents our latest design for a 10' x 20' covered auxiliary space. Whether used as a carport or any other equipment storage space, the structure is designed as a pre-manufactured kit that can be shipped and easily installed on site. The joinery technique consists of stainless steel straps and screws that facilitate the building process and allow for modern design. The main building elements are six pre-manufactured posts and four truss-beams. The structure is laterally reinforced by pre-bent bamboo braces that connect the main elements. The design allows for easy modifications, including wall surfaces, division walls and a variety of sizes and spatial layouts.
The carport is a 20′ x 20′ plan and made from our own Maui-grown bamboo poles. The structure uses a stainless steel strap as a fastener and is designed as a pre-fabricated kit that can be shipped and easily installed on site. The joinery technique was inspired by the traditional 'passing joint' and lashing method, but modernized by the use of a metal strap to provide a stronger and longer lasting connection. The design can be modified to serve for a variety of auxiliary kit structures used for sport and farming equipment, outdoor space covers, storages etc.
FARM PROCESSING SHED
To help with the processing of produce and distribution of goods we built this structure with the Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike program. The students of the program did all the work under the supervision of Rich. The siding is 2 x 6 tongue and groove which lends itself to the bamboo framework nicely. The red finish on the bamboo is a cetol product called mahogany stain. The roof is 24 guage corrugated roofing.
This open air bamboo structure coves a 20 foot diameter concrete pad. We painted the bamboo to the original green of the bamboo as it grows. All green bamboo turns straw colored upon curing while the black bamboos hold onto their color after curing or drying. This building keeps the sun and rain off while allowing the trades to blow on through.